BETHANY, PA — Starting Monday, June 16, Bethany Library will be open during the following hours: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting Wednesday, June 18, Children’s Story Hour with Anna will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. An open house will be held on Wednesday, June 25 during library hours to introduce the library’s new director, Anna Scarfalloto. The summer reading program will start soon. The library is located at 8 Court St. Call 570/ 253-4349.
COCHECTON, NY — The members of the Cochecton Preservation Society will be re-dedicating Dick Guttzeit’s carved bear on Saturday, June 14, at the train station located at 8537, Rt. 97, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The event is to remember Dick Guttzeit; Melvin Pierce, who inspired Dick to carve the bear; Woody Schlegel, for whom the bear was named; the brutal events Woody suffered by villains and Mother Nature; and to meet John Supino, the man who saved Woody from being scrapped. Refreshments will be served. There is plenty of parking and handicap accessibility. Tour the train station too. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — On Sunday June 15 percussionist Obi Kaye will present a program for the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UDUUF) focusing on the spiritual aspects of drumming and its religious uses in different cultures from shamanic (meditative) to ritual (ecstatic) drumming. He will touch on how it used to be employed in early Western traditions, including its use in the early Judeo Christian and Islamic traditions as well as its use in Native American, West African and Eastern traditions. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. A free-will donation is welcomed. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The summer reading program at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will offer a variety of programs for children and teens. This summer’s reading theme for kids is “Fizz Boom Read,” and the theme for teens is “Spark a Reaction.”
On June 18 at 5 p.m. the teen book discussion will consider “Th1treen R3asons Why” by Jay Asher. On June 26 at 6:15 p.m. the monthly millennial book discussion will talk about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Read more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — Officials announced the formation of a nonprofit foundation benefiting the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, in order to help provide additional crime prevention resources.
The foundation, created by members of the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, allows individuals and businesses to make tax-deductible donations to the department, with funds to go toward police programs, community projects and other initiatives. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community announced that its basketball team has been selected to compete at the Special Olympics State Games taking place June 6 through the 8 in Buffalo on the campus of SUNY Buffalo.
The New Hope Unified Basketball Team, comprised of supported individuals and New Hope staff, took home a gold medal from tournament play at SUNY New Paltz in April. The team competing at the upcoming state event is made up solely of supported individuals. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — Nearly 60 local businesses are offering financial support to community organizations that received grants as part of the 2014 Sullivan Renaissance program. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce helped arrange for merchant discounts, typically from 10% to 30%, on products and services volunteers use to clean up and beautify communities.
“Beautification efforts increase tourism and boost the economy. The impact that Sullivan Renaissance has had on Sullivan County over more than a dozen years is visibly clear,” said Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Paty. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Reaching out to area veterans and their families, Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) will again host the American Legion Service Officer Outreach program at his Honesdale office on Monday, June 9.
A service representative will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Peifer’s office at 570/253-5533.
“Our veterans have given so much to our country and our Commonwealth. The benefits we provide to them are a small token of recognition and appreciation for their service,” Peifer said. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Recently, Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted a “Ladies and Gents Night Out” dinner lecture on the topic of street drugs. Approximately 120 guests attended the event, which was held at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis. Read more